Issue 73: May 2016 continued success within the industry. The ISO re-certiﬁcation external audit will take place in Cape Town from 4 - 9 July 2016. The positive outcome of the re-certiﬁcation audit plays a vital role in the groups’ Some tips from the internal SHEQ team for the upcoming audit: Respect auditor objectivity; know your process; understand the audit and don't be defensive. Stay calm, know your job and be yourself, that is all you need to do. Visit yammer.com/nmc.co.za/ for more on what to expect and how to prepare for the audits. ISO is the international standard for quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems. It provides companies with a set of principles to ensure a business consistently achieves client satisfaction through standardising processes. The NMC Construction Group identiﬁed the value in obtaining this accreditation and in 2013 the group was successfully certiﬁed in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSSAS 18001 standards. These international standards have broadened the groups’ playing ﬁeld in terms of scope of projects and clientele.